The man & # 39; who kidnapped his girlfriend and let her die in a desert & # 39; turns out to be a married man
John Chapma, (photo), has been arrested in disappearance of Jaime Feden, 33, who was last seen on September 15
A man from Pennsylvania who had kidnapped his girlfriend and reportedly confessed to having killed her led a surprising & # 39; double life & # 39; – including a secret woman and disguised as the victim online after she disappeared.
John Matthew Champman, 39, is in police custody in connection with the disappearance of his girlfriend, 33-year-old Jaime Feden, who was last seen on September 15.
On Friday, he reportedly told the authorities that he killed Feden in Las Vegas by choking her.
Allegedly he also confessed his crime to his one-year-old wife, Maureen Chapman.
According to WXPI, Maureen had no idea of her husband's serious actions before Chapman called her from the Bethel Park police around 6 am.
& # 39; He said he killed a woman. I was unbelieving, & Maureen said.
The shocking news led her to their entire relationship and his & # 39; double life & # 39; to question, such as claims that he visited family and lied about his job.
Chapman reportedly said to Maureen: & # 39; I killed her because I had to. & # 39;
Maureen Chapman (photo) had no idea of her husband's alleged abuses until she called her to the Bethel Park police on Friday
Pictured: Maureen (left) and Chapman (right) pose nearly a year ago for photos on their wedding day
Maureen said Chapman told her he was taking her truck for a work trip to Las Vegas after visiting his relatives in Bethel Park.
The truck is now considered essential evidence.
Chapman & # 39; s Facebook page does not mention a relationship and even says he is single.
His biography is: & # 39; I am a 39-year-old bachelor from Pennsylvania. I have lived here most of my life. I always try to meet new and interesting people. & # 39;
Every romantic relationship with Maureen is further disguised when he commented on & # 39; Lookin good sis & # 39; under his wife's latest profile picture. and her as his & # 39; sister & # 39; mentioned.
A good friend of Feden (photo) says that she met Chapman around 2009 at a school for people with disabilities
Maureen said & oh my god, it's sick. It is really sick. I just want the truth about what happened. I feel that I owe that. & # 39;
Nikki Lawrence, a close friend of Feden, said the 33-year-old probably had no idea that Chapman was married.
Lawrence told Buzzfeed News those Chapman and Feden around 2009 at a school for people with disabilities.
Feden had VATER syndrome, a series of birth defects that affect different parts of the body and cause its short length.
Lawrence said that Feden and Chapman were arguing, and that many lovers were critical about the relationship, but & # 39; she loved (Chapman) no matter what. & # 39;
Feden & # 39; s friend, Nikki Lawrence (photo) and members of the Feden family were wary of the couple's relationship, but Feden & # 39; loved (Chapman) no matter what & # 39;
Lawrence claims that Chapman abused Feden, including her customs for money and incidents when Feden arrived with a black-eyed Chapman in a bar.
& # 39; The owner of the bar chased him down the street. He didn't really visit her friends and family afterwards, & she said.
Lawrence last saw Feden on September 5 and decided to check her in to make sure everything was fine.
She received answers from Feden's phone number, but now she believes the answers were actually from Chapman.
Pictured: Lawrence and Feden together prior to her disappearance on September 15
In a Facebook post, Lawrence shares screenshots of texting conversations between her and who she believed was Feden.
The first message is dated Tuesday, October 1, a few weeks after Feden was last seen.
& # 39; It makes me physically sick, & # 39; she said to Buzzfeed News.
Lawrence believes Chapman posed as Feden on Facebook and in text messages after she disappeared
Lawrence, as well as the Feden family, believe Chapman communicated as Feden by posting photos and check-ins on Facebook in the weeks following her disappearance.
The Feden family reportedly received incorrect answers to questions that Feden would know.
In the second screenshot, Lawrence asks Feden what Chapman & # 39; s birthday was because she needed the information to check for criminal history.
She had become worried about Chapman after he had befriended her on Facebook and started responding to her photos.
Lawrence became wary of Chapman after befriending her Facebook and started commenting on photos directed at her
Lawrence said: “She was such a sweetheart, she didn't do anything wrong to anyone to earn something like that. She loved him and she just wanted him to love her. & # 39;
Chapman has been charged with kidnapping and other counts in the case of missing persons from his former girlfriend Jaime Feden, 33, who was last seen two months ago.
In a police interview, Chapman claimed that they were driving from Bethel Park to Las Vegas at some point in September.
She had believed that the purpose of the trip was a vacation with the & # 39; potential to live there & # 39 ;, CBS Pittsburgh reported.
Chapman (photo) has been accused of kidnapping and other counts in the case of missing persons from Feden
The police believe that Chapman wanted to kill her during the trip. It is believed that once they were in the desert, Chapman used zippers to tie Feden's hands and feet together.
He reportedly confessed that he had covered her mouth and nose with duct tape, which, according to CBS, choked her.
Chapman, 39, was taken into custody and is charged with the following violations: abduction, administrative interference, and criminal use of a communications facility, said Bethel Park police.
He was identified as her friend in a criminal complaint seen by CBS, but the couple had a & # 39; tumultuous & # 39; history.
Nevada officials have confirmed that they found the body of an unknown woman on October 5 and are trying to determine if it is Feden.
Jaime Feden, 33, (photo), was last seen two months ago
The Clark County Coroner office has not officially identified the body, but the police claim there is sufficient evidence to believe & # 39; that it is the remains of Feden, because it corresponds to its physical characteristics.
& # 39; What I would say about her, she is a sweet, gentle, loving soul and was abused by a predator, & # 39; Bethel Park Police Chief Timothy told O & Connor Action news4.
& # 39; We are not accusing him of murder and kidnapping is our most serious charge against Mr. Chapman. The statements he made make us believe that if there is such a crime, it would be in Nevada, & # 39; said O & # 39; Connor.
According to the police, the van Feden family received messages via her Facebook page and texts after her disappearance, but the person who sent them did not provide correct information.
& # 39; But we don't believe it was her. We believe it was Mr. Chapman who presented himself, & # 39; said O & # 39; Connor.
it is believed that once they were in the desert, John Chapman reportedly used zippers to tie Feden's hands and feet together and choked her
The police in Bethel Park were searching the house of Feden. Allegedly they found her cell phone inside and a backpack with zip times and tape
Originally from western Pennsylvania, Chapman lived at an address in Oakland, Maryland.
& # 39; I would say that this is one of the strangest cases I have encountered in my career and I would also say that our victim is a very innocent person who has been abused, & # 39; said O & # 39; Connor.
& # 39; I would say she struck me as a sweet, gentle soul and she was only about 4 feet tall and I think she was very compassionate. I think her compassion and generosity have been exploited in this case. & # 39;
& # 39; What he said is it indeed true? We need to see if we can find Jaime, alive or deceased. And we hope there is still a glimmer of hope that she is alive and that we can bring her home safely, & said O & # 39; Connor.
Chapman was arrested earlier this week in the house of Feden. Reportedly, the police have discovered the victim's cell phone, in addition to a backpack with zip times and tape in it.
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